The Optimistic Thread! (TRD's FREEDOM THREAD!)

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Postby therealdeal on Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:45 pm

I hope Kobe can make a recovery from this.

I hope that Dwight decides to stay this summer.

I hope we make it out of this season without any more serious injuries.
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Postby wcsoldier81 on Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:46 pm

Make the playoffs for Kobe
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Postby DarthRekal on Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:46 pm

i hope mike a .. gets the boot
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Postby lakersyunowin on Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:49 pm

winning a championship for kobe and dr. b, a near impossibility, but this is a thread for hope is it not?
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Postby Battle Tested20 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:52 am

Ever since Dr. Buss died I have over the last couple of weeks and usually ever day the Lakers play think to myself I wonder what he's thinking or knows about while he's watching from the "ultimate" skybox.

Deep, deep down in my heart I think something truly incredibly special might come of this Kobe injury. Not this year, but before Kobe's time is all said and done he might just get what he deserves. I get emotionally now just thinking of the picture of Kobe winning his 6th ring after everything that has happened in his career, this year, and now with this endearing injury.

Some can call this faith, some can it destiny, but I just believe that something good will happen to Kobe down the road. He works too hard at his craft for his career and legacy to end like this.

It's why I tweeted Kobe this exact quote he said from my signature below so long ago:

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Postby FabFourLakers on Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:28 am

Battle Tested20 wrote:Ever since Dr. Buss died I have over the last couple of weeks and usually ever day the Lakers play think to myself I wonder what he's thinking or knows about while he's watching from the "ultimate" skybox.

Deep, deep down in my heart I think something truly incredibly special might come of this Kobe injury. Not this year, but before Kobe's time is all said and done he might just get what he deserves. I get emotionally now just thinking of the picture of Kobe winning his 6th ring after everything that has happened in his career, this year, and now with this endearing injury.

Some can call this faith, some can it destiny, but I just believe that something good will happen to Kobe down the road. He works too hard at his craft for his career and legacy to end like this.

It's why I tweeted Kobe this exact quote he said from my signature below so long ago:

"I just put my faith in God. Through him we can do all things"
- Kobe Bryant, March 24, 2004


I believe in what you're saying....everything truly happens for a reason...and Kobe going down like this is NOT the end by any means, and he WILL be back stronger than ever and the Lakers will be back next year stronger than ever. I'm not worried at all.
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Postby wallangong on Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:18 am

I don't know if we'll be back stronger than ever next year, but I now think Kobe will play 2 more full seasons (not including next year). We will retool and we'll be back.
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Postby escobar8 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:31 am

wallangong wrote:I don't know if we'll be back stronger than ever next year, but I now think Kobe will play 2 more full seasons (not including next year). We will retool and we'll be back.


i agree...maybe this break could prolonge his career...i have no doubt we will see him again...
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Postby dj vitus on Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:30 am

I'm hopeful that someday, all sports will finally accept the fact that barefoot shoes are the best way to go in terms of reducing risk of injury and increasing performance.
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Postby Weezy on Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:39 pm

I don't know if this is optimistic or not, but I'm still excited to see if our guys can rise to the challenge, win these last 2 games and get into the playoffs. The Kobe injury is terrible and depressing, but at the same time in a Lakers fan first and the team marches on. It will be interesting to see who steps up with Kobe out, who we can possibly rely on going forward, post-Kobe retirement even. I'm not calling the season a wrap with Kobe out, I'll watch until there are no more games. I think we're a first round exit if we make the playoffs with or without Kobe, but I'll watch til the end.
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Postby lakersyunowin on Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:03 pm

Weezy wrote:I don't know if this is optimistic or not, but I'm still excited to see if our guys can rise to the challenge, win these last 2 games and get into the playoffs. The Kobe injury is terrible and depressing, but at the same time in a Lakers fan first and the team marches on. It will be interesting to see who steps up with Kobe out, who we can possibly rely on going forward, post-Kobe retirement even. I'm not calling the season a wrap with Kobe out, I'll watch until there are no more games. I think we're a first round exit if we make the playoffs with or without Kobe, but I'll watch til the end.

i'm in the same boat, though to be honest i'd feel a lot better if nash was around and healthy
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Postby trodgers on Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:08 pm

Nash/Metta/Gasol/Howard/Clark/Meeks

That's still a playoff team. Let's get there, gents.
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Postby pound4pound1 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:35 pm

it's time for Dwight to show this franchise that he is worth everything that we're gonna offer him in the summer...let's get to the playoffs and give whoever we run into a serious scare and give this team some hope going into next season
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Postby CheezStake on Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:39 pm

WIN IT ALL FOR KOBE, nuff said... :bow:
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Postby Enforcer on Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:42 pm

Dwight's gone pretty far in the playoffs with less talent than this team.
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Postby Doc Brown on Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:46 pm

Nash = Jameer
Pau = Hedo
Jamison = Rashard
Meeks = Lee
D12 = D12
Blake = Alston
Clark = Pietrus

Let's get hot like the Magic did and make a run. :jam2:
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Postby GoldHammish on Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:10 pm

lakersyunowin wrote:
Weezy wrote:I don't know if this is optimistic or not, but I'm still excited to see if our guys can rise to the challenge, win these last 2 games and get into the playoffs. The Kobe injury is terrible and depressing, but at the same time in a Lakers fan first and the team marches on. It will be interesting to see who steps up with Kobe out, who we can possibly rely on going forward, post-Kobe retirement even. I'm not calling the season a wrap with Kobe out, I'll watch until there are no more games. I think we're a first round exit if we make the playoffs with or without Kobe, but I'll watch til the end.

i'm in the same boat, though to be honest i'd feel a lot better if nash was around and healthy

Well, Nash is supposed to be a game-time decision for tomorrow.
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Postby Battle Tested20 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:13 pm

Weezy wrote:I don't know if this is optimistic or not, but I'm still excited to see if our guys can rise to the challenge, win these last 2 games and get into the playoffs. The Kobe injury is terrible and depressing, but at the same time in a Lakers fan first and the team marches on. It will be interesting to see who steps up with Kobe out, who we can possibly rely on going forward, post-Kobe retirement even. I'm not calling the season a wrap with Kobe out, I'll watch until there are no more games. I think we're a first round exit if we make the playoffs with or without Kobe, but I'll watch til the end.

This.

Really guys all the pressure and nervousness should be off our fanbase as Lakers fans. We can actually relax a little and sit back and see how our guys respond. Like Weezy said it will be fun to see how we can gear up. Based on Dwight practice interview video I watched and posted today in the Dwight thread he really looked excited for this challenge and opportunity.
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Postby lakersyunowin on Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:08 pm

honestly, amidst the sadness this is an interesting time. we've been dealt a big blow with kobe's injury. but now we get to see a glimpse of the future with dwight as the man and face of the franchise. it came a lot sooner than we expected and also with some pretty taxing circumstances, but it'll be interesting to see how this team "post-kobe era" responds.
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Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:45 pm

We'd been here before...1 year post Magic, we got into the playoffs (barely) and almost beat the Barkley's top seeded Suns. We can be or do better this year.
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Postby puffyusaf#2 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:15 pm

props to those over the last few pages.... :bow: Breath of fresh support for the team. Hope these guys do it for the guy who tore everything in order to carry them to this point.
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Postby LTLakerFan on Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:37 am

dj vitus wrote:I'm hopeful that someday, all sports will finally accept the fact that barefoot shoes are the best way to go in terms of reducing risk of injury and increasing performance.


:man3: Huh, NBA players balling in those, or you mean just for training? Be a lot of broken and smashed toes right? NFL? Optimistic.....but puzzled.
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Postby Jellincon on Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:02 pm

Mike Trudell wrote:HOU tips vs SAC now - if they lose this game or at PHX and LAL win today, LAL could pass HOU for 7 seed by beating them on Wed.


https://twitter.com/LakersReporter/status/323574374240223232
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Postby DJ-RaZ-Q#24 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:09 pm

Jellincon wrote:
Mike Trudell wrote:HOU tips vs SAC now - if they lose this game or at PHX and LAL win today, LAL could pass HOU for 7 seed by beating them on Wed.


https://twitter.com/LakersReporter/status/323574374240223232


They lead by 18 at the half - so I guess we can forget about that. If there's a team that will absolutely not come back from that deficit this seasons it's the Queens :man10: .
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Postby Jellincon on Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:24 pm

Naw we still have a chance. Assuming HOU will finish off the Kings, if we win today and HOU loses tomorrow to PHX, then we'll get the 7th seed if we beat HOU on Wednesday.
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